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Shippensburg University School Study Council Recognizes Exemplary Programs

At the 32nd Annual Exemplary Program Presentations and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, March 27,2019, nineteen programs from the eleven county area of South Central Pennsylvania, including, Profile of a Graduate: Courage Edition, from Northern York County School District, were recognized.

The programs were selected by a committee of school administrators and University faculty and were based on the following criteria: they fill a generally recognized critical educational need; they utilized an innovative or creative approach; they were cost effective; they were easily replicable in another school setting; and they showed significant student improvement over a significant time period.

Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Associate Professor of the College of Education and Human Services, at Shippensburg University, congratulated the more than ninety members of the successful school teams for their “creative and innovative collaboration by teams of teachers, administrators and staff in developing highly effective programs, which meet a wide range of student needs”.

Dr. Brian Small, the retiring Executive Director of the Study Council, emphasized that these programs and the teachers and staff who developed them “focused on helping students meet the highly rigorous academic, attitudinal and social requirements of in an increasingly complex and competitive global community."

The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a professional development partnership between public school districts and the University, which support school system leaders in improving the instructional experience.

Pictured: Back Row: Matt LaBuda, Assistant to the Superintendent, Northern York County School District.
Front Row: Dr. Diller, Educational Leadership Faculty, Shippensburg University, and Northern Elementary School Teachers Felicia Rodriguez, Amy Wildasin, and Samantha Moose.